Mathematics Level 1

This compulsory course is suitable for those students who have previously gained grade 1 in GCSE Mathematics or who have not sat a GCSE Mathematics exam, e.g. students who have done level 1 or entry level Mathematics before coming to Aquinas College. Please note that anyone who has not achieved at least a grade 2 in GCSE Mathematics is automatically enrolled onto this course. Students will sit two Level 1 exams, one in January and the other in May.


  • Course Outline
    • Starting in September students will study for 4 periods per week preparing for the Edexcel Level 1 Award in Number and Measure for which they will sit an exam in January. This qualification focuses on the basic foundations of number work and related topics.

      From January to May students will then study for the AQA Foundation Level in Money Management. This is a level 1 Free Standing Mathematics Qualification (FSMQ). The course builds on the knowledge gained during the Edexcel Level 1 Award, but has a particular emphasis on money related topics linked to percentages, fractions and decimals, such as managing bank accounts and supermarket sale offers.


  • Career opportunities and further study
    • Skills in numeracy and problem solving are highly sought after by employers and a Mathematics qualification is considered vital for entry to the job market.

      If a student is successful in either or both of the level 1 qualifications then the student would progress in the following year onto the Mathematics GCSE course where they would have the opportunity to achieve a pass grade of 4 or 5.


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Entry Requirements

You can download provisional entry requirements for 2017 courses below. Please note that your enrolment on to a particular course must be approved by the Head of that department.